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That's a good comparison. I like both 90s-era Live and The Killers, but they certainly are not groundbreaking.
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May 18, 2015 on Brandon Flowers Says The Killers Are The Best Band From The Last 15 Years
Holy shit, I know! It's driving me insane. EVERYTHING has to have gang vocals on it these days. I used to love gang vocals but now I kind of hate them.
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May 14, 2015 on The Week In Pop: American Idol Changed TV, But Music? Not So Much
Sure, the extent of their involvement varies depending on the artist and the producer. But what it comes down to is that modern pop is producer-driven. The producer brings the songs to the table and they go from there.
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May 14, 2015 on The Week In Pop: American Idol Changed TV, But Music? Not So Much
Exactly, which is an arrangement detail, not a songwriting contribution.
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May 14, 2015 on The Week In Pop: American Idol Changed TV, But Music? Not So Much
When a pop artist like Taylor Swift "co-writes" a song with a big name like Max Martin, what that actually means is she possibly contributed a few lyrics, maybe even some arrangement ideas, but 90% of the song was already there. And in many cases, a co-writing credit is merely a business decision with no actual writing involved (for example, Elvis has a co-writing credit on many of his biggest hits, but he never wrote a goddamn thing).
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May 14, 2015 on The Week In Pop: American Idol Changed TV, But Music? Not So Much
The reason they're already fixing to put out another album is because they didn't tour the last album at all, aside from a handful of promo shows. I wish more bands would do this (R.E.M. in the early 90s comes to mind) because the world needs more albums, not more overblown, overpriced, TV-from-the-cheap-seats live shows.
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May 13, 2015 on Coldplay Confirm New Album Title Head Full Of Dreams In Studio Update
Thanks to you, I just spent way too long reading about HDR and tone mapping. Interesting stuff! I had no idea!
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May 13, 2015 on Scott Stapp Is Now OK And Being Treated For Bipolar Disorder
There's nothing wrong with the term "ditty"! I never took it as a negative.
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May 12, 2015 on Sia – “California Dreamin'” (The Mamas & The Papas Cover)
Ummm Bethany Cosentino is nowhere near as famous as Molly Ringwald. And age 22 isn't exactly the same as 10. This is a real weird comparison. Sounds like someone's bad PR idea.
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May 12, 2015 on Read A Conversation Between Bethany Cosentino And Molly Ringwald
Damn, that was a great "Angel of Harlem." I always liked that song a lot, but The Roots add a lot to it, as they always do.
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May 9, 2015 on Watch Highlights From The Tonight Show‘s All-U2 Episode
I'm surprised he isn't 47% against it.
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May 7, 2015 on Brandon Flowers Agrees 150% With “Blurred Lines” Ruling
Well, this guy DID vote for Romney, so go figure.
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May 7, 2015 on Brandon Flowers Agrees 150% With “Blurred Lines” Ruling
I'm with you, it absolutely is crazy. But while Kevin Parker recorded most of Lonerism himself (hence the title, right?), he did hire Dave Fridmann for extra production and mixing at the end of it, which couldn't have been cheap. I don't think there aren't many bands at the level of Tame Impala that have no overhead.
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May 1, 2015 on Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Thinks Music Should Be Free, Makes His Money From Commercials Anyway
Now I want to see the rest of the show! Someone please tell me it was pro-shot for the local news.
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April 30, 2015 on Scott Weiland Gives Tragic Performance Of Stone Temple Pilots’ “Vasoline” In Texas
Yeah, I don't really have a problem with free recorded music, just as long as there's some other way that a musician/songwriter/artist/band can get rewarded for making good art.
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April 30, 2015 on Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Thinks Music Should Be Free, Makes His Money From Commercials Anyway
I don 't think it's unreasonable to want to make a living as a musician.
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April 30, 2015 on Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Thinks Music Should Be Free, Makes His Money From Commercials Anyway
Usually there things like studio time, touring expenses and various other costs need to be recouped before the band makes money. But songwriting/publishing royalties and sync license money usually aren't subject to recouping, so that's how most artists make any real money these days. I was in a band for a bit that was $10,000 in the hole with our label for recording in a nice studio. Any time we made money at shows (which was decent), it went straight back to paying the label. We broke up before we even paid them back in full. It was a lovely experience.
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April 30, 2015 on Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Thinks Music Should Be Free, Makes His Money From Commercials Anyway
Good song, but I'm not into the production on this album so far. It's so clean and shiny and of its time, while Lonerism sounds so unique and otherworldly. I'm sure I'll like Currents, but I doubt it'll be on constant repeat like Lonerism was.
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April 30, 2015 on Tame Impala – “Disciples”
Goes to show that even a pretty mediocre Beatles song still kinda rules.
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April 28, 2015 on Watch Paul McCartney Play The Beatles’ “Another Girl” Live For The First Time